Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

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The Best Books of June: Release the Hounds!

Today is a big day for our Best of the Month picks. 6 of our top 10 Best Books of the Month are publishing today.

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"Don't Count the Days; Make the Days Count" - Muhammad Ali (1942 - 2016)

Muhammad Ali died on June 3rd at the age of 74. He died from complications due to Parkinson's disease, which he battled for 32 years. As cultural icons go, there were none greater. Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky in...

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Memorial Day Books

In honor of Memorial Day, here is a list of recent nonfiction books about American soldiers (and in one case, merchant marines) and the enormous sacrifices that they make.

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Weekend Reading

Here's what some of the Amazon editors are planning to read over the long weekend...

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And the First Novel Award Goes to...

An eagerly-anticipated debut meets expectations by winning first novel award.

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A Terrible Crime Revisited: Emily Winslow's "Jane Doe January: My Twenty-Year Search for Truth and Justice"

Emily Winslow was a young drama student at Carnegie Mellon University’s elite conservatory in Pittsburgh when a man brutally attacked and raped her in January 1992. While the police's search for her rapist proved futile, Emily reclaimed her life. Over...

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of May

If I had to describe the five books I've selected to write about from our list of the Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense of May, I'd have to call it "Southern Gothic-meets-Gone Girl-meets-the Apocalypse." If that's not a gumbo recipe...

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An Exclusive Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee, Author of "The Gene"

Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. His new book is The Gene: An Intimate History is our Spotlight Pick for the Best Books of May. It goes on sale tomorrow.

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Julia Elliott Named Shared Worlds' 2016 Amazon Writer-In-Residence

Critically-acclaimed author and South Carolina native Julia Elliott has been named the Amazon Writer-in-Residence for Shared Worlds, the premier science-fiction and fantasy teen writing camp in North America. Amazon has awarded Shared Worlds an $18,000 grant for the 2016 camp,...

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Lisa Scottoline Is My New Author Crush

First, I'd like to say that sitting across from Lisa Scottoline for an interview is a very enjoyable experience. I had heard that she's great, and she is—warm-hearted, thoughtful, and entertaining. I have a little bit of an author crush....

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